He is able to emphasize the message of the poem through his own personal voice as the speaker. McKay uses shifts in tone as a device to demonstrate his love hate relationship with his country as well. At some points of the poem, he has a positive outlook, where in other portions he seems to be negative about the future. McKay also personifies America as a whole in order to make the offenses against him seem even more personal. All of these elements combined make the theme of hope that the poet emphasizes stronger.
Angelou personifies history by giving it the human emotion of shame. Personification can allow the poet to help readers relate and understand the ideas expressed in the poem. Angelou also uses similes throughout each stanza. As seen in lines such as 'Still like Air, I 'll rise ' and 'But still, like dust, I 'll rise ' Angelou uses similes to compare herself to air and dust. The use of similes allows the reader to link an idea they are familiar thus allowing them to relate to the poem.
Shakespeare's poem also has a loving mood. He explains that no matter what happens his love for his lover will never fade an he will always be by her side. This makes the reader feel his loving mood toward her. Making his poem have a tone of appreciation and loving mood. Unlike in the poem What my lips have kissed, and where, and why by Edna St. Vincent Millay has a depressing tone.
Poems are short meaningful pieces of literature that can be interpreted in multiple ways depending upon the reader at hand. That is what makes a poem unique compared to other literature pieces because in a poem the author tends to use figurative language to fulfill meaning behind their work. One poem “Love is a Sickness Full of Woes” by Samuel Daniel describes the pains of being lovesick. Love can either benefit us if nurtured and cared for, but if not tended to then let loose can ultimately hurt us. As to another poem “American Solitude” by Grace Schulman describes a life of solitude being most warming to the soul to ward off loneliness.
The poem "Kindness" by Naomi Shihab Nye speaks about how you experience kindness and what it really is. The main point in this poem is that in order to experience people's kindness you need to experience hurt, sorrow, and loneliness. The author says that when you loose everything and have no one or thing that when kindness comes along it lifts you up "and then goes with you everywhere/ like a shadow or a friend" (33-34). When portraying this message the author uses a sad but hopeful tone to send the message she wants to say. This tone helps portray the message because you can feel how sad someone is when they are lonely and they have nothing.
Daniel H. Pink explains that “Empathy is about standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. Not only is empathy hard to outsource and automate, but it makes the world a better place.” It is this empathy that allows people to care about others and feel for them as they go through suffering and sorrow. The excerpts from Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle and Robert Frost’s “Mending Wall” create different emotions in readers. Poets such as Robert Frost leave the meaning of their works up to the interpretation of the reader, but novelists such as Upton Sinclair evoke more empathy in readers than poets by stating events clearly. “Mending Wall” written by Robert Frost instills little empathy in the first
The poem "When death comes" illustrates the value of finding self-worth because the speaker "[doesn 't] want to end up having simply having visited the world" (28) instead she wants to become a part of the world, and Mary Oliver demonstrates that with the use of her tone and figurative languages such as similes and repetition. The theme of the poem clearly demonstrates the speaker 's feelings about death through the use of similes to compare death with other unpleasant scenarios. Where the definition of simile is the comparison of two unlike things with the use of like or as. In addition, the use of similes is apparent at the beginning of the poem where the speaker uses it to reference death in three different scenarios. The scenarios being: death in terms of nature, disease, and anatomy.
These two poems share a similarity of their connection of love with natural elements whereas Drake’s Burned Alive conveys love to be a source of pain. The poem expresses how he “swallowed the pain over and over to slumber in the field of her, without wake. Just dreaming,” of how his life would be without her, “… too incomplete.” Through this poem, the author indicates that love is a journey of pain that requires patience and
Oedipus’ typical compassion is tested when his position is at risk, exposing his selfish nature. Oedipus is usually a compassionate ruler. He would communicate with his people and give them a chance to be heard. For example, Oedipus goes to his people and after hearing them speak of their sufferings, he replies, “each of you suffers in himself alone his anguish, not another’s; but my spirit groans for the city, for myself, for you” (Fritt 5). Here, Oedipus is showing his sympathy and pity for his people and that he wants to help them.
Dickinson also places an allusion to place the extra atmosphere that she believes everyone has gone through a grief, and it helps the reader understand what is happening. Also the poem has tone. Every poem has tone, but in this poem the poet is happy then turns into sadness, and how she uses other people’s sorrow and grief to pleasure
His letter to his mother allows every audience member to think back on personal conflicts they may have had when it came to disappointing someone close to them. The detailed sadness and attempts to better/correct himself, puts the reader in a state of sympathy towards the author, allowing them to feel what he had gone through and effectively immersing them in the article. This use of Pathos benefits him as he effectively reaches his audience on a personal and emotional level, reminding them that though everyone is different, we are all still humans. Kefalas makes an effort to blend these emotions with his argument, making an attempt to win over his audience and bring them to his side. This effective strategy aims straight at the hearts of the readers as he/she must question if what they recently believed in, is truly humane and justified.